UX Design for Web Developers [Video]

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Learn
  • Understand the important concepts of human psychology, HCI, design and product thinking that make up UX
  • Build a website structure keeping in check user flows and sitemaps
  • Exploit wireframes and build a solid one for responsive web design
  • Get to grips with UX best practices and incorporate them in your web design
  • Apply heuristics and usability to create a successful web plan
  • Learn how to build a clickable wireframe prototype to enhance responsiveness
  • Apply user testing and design iteration to ensure smooth web experience
About

User experience (UX) design is a theoretical understanding of how users interact with websites. The major challenge developers building a company website face is finding the right balance that fulfils the objectives of the company as well as the needs of their users. A poor user experience leads to losing out on customers and in turn the company losing out on money.

User experience design underpins all major decisions taken by web designers when laying out web pages. It is governed by fundamental principles and practical approaches including wireframing, bootstrapping, and even pen and paper designs that gives an indication about the user experience that a successful site needs to offer to its users.

UX Design for Web Developers is a breakthrough guide that reveals the fundamental rules that govern how most people read and work with websites, through the process of redesigning a mobile friendly website.

We’ll start off our journey by understanding why we need UX, how UX came to be, and where it fits in the business and web development. We’ll explore the fundamental skills for structuring and defining a website along with content strategy. We’ll take a look at a variety of media touch points that have potential to engage and influence your audience’s experience.

With an overall review of some of the best practices of UX design we’ll start building our application with screens that allow us to think about the interactions. We’ll touch down on the important concept of setting up wireframes and fix the loophole of static application by building a simple clickable, prototype using the Invision tool. We’ll complete our journey with a finished website plan ready for testing and feedback.

By the end of this course, you will gain the ability to think like a UX designer, through engaging human centered design practices, UX methodologies, useful UX tricks, as well as skills required for interactive web designing. 

Style and Approach

This video course is full of short engaging videos packed with series of exercises focused around how users interact with websites.

Features
  • Analyze human-centered design methodology and implement it to construct powerful, user-friendly websites
  • Explore aspects such as empathy mapping, problem definition, and intervention planning to ensure efficient usability
  • Create powerful sitemaps using wireframes and website planning documentation
Course Length 3 hours 44 minutes
ISBN 9781784392130
Date Of Publication 31 Dec 2015

Authors

Chris R. Becker

Chris R. Becker is an Imaginative and creative Sr. UX designer/IxD/design thinker and educator, a creative thinker with the ability to design across media platforms from the web to iOS and Android as well as SaaS and service design. He is a versatile designer and systems thinker with problem solving skills for User Experience Design, organized and passionate with a passion for following design problems from concept to finished product. He is well versed in Agile product development methodologies but flexible with the waterfall techniques as well. He applies LEAN UX methods to rapid prototyping, design research, and user testing to take ideas from the drawing board to the real world.

He leads Design thinking workshops and UX deliverables, all the while using communication skills both in the class room and for client presentations. Participates in making through Fine Art & Graphic Design background, which leads to a variety of creative thinking, design thinking, human center design research, user testing, and problem-solving skills. His studies have included courses in rapid prototyping, usability/heuristics, human centered design research, design thinking, painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, archetypes, graphic design, typography, systems theory, media theory, programming, drawing, motion, and art history.

Specialties: Design thinking, user experience design, information architecture, branding, identity design, conceptual modeling, rapid prototyping, user interface, brainstorming, product design, advertising, retail design, interactive art director, wireframes, application GUI design, multimedia presentations, production artist, web master, social media, UX strategy development.